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One Week Since Release – Some Reviews!

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Hello, folks.

When it comes to being a romance author in the new millennium, I am a very tiny fish in a gigantic pond. I have been around for some time but have never really “hit.” And I’m still not there. I might never be there. But my goal has always been to build and engage with a base of “true fans.” Folks who honestly connect with my writing and aren’t just buying my books because one happens to be on sale in a bargain newsletter that week. Now, I’m all for bargain eBooks, but some of those newsletters are tough for an author to get into, especially the ones that will really make an impact, even temporarily, on an author’s ability to gain visibility on the electronic storefronts.

You guessed it. I have a tough time getting placements on the most important bargain sites, which is one of the reasons I don’t have sales on my books very often.

Back when I started publishing (as opposed to writing – that came long before), I used to joke with my reader peeps about my “dozen fans.” Those readers on whom I could count to buy a new book come release day. Well, guess what? I have cracked 40. That’s a long way from the 1000 true fans that a creator of content (like writers and musicians) evidently needs to earn a living–but! I have cracked my Faithful Forty! Baby steps, right?

Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered GETTING OVER BRETT or bought the book on release day or during this last week, the first week of the book’s release. I hope you’ve read it already. If you have, I hope you enjoyed it. And please tell your friends. Maybe leave a review. Reviews are extremely important to authors in today’s marketplace.

I was lucky enough to be able to build up some Advanced Reader Reviews for GETTING OVER BRETT, and, on Amazon, the book now has over 50 reviews in a week. I am pretty excited about that. Want to hear some reader reactions to the story? Of course you do, or you wouldn’t have read this far (click away now if you’ve just changed your mind).

5 Stars ~ “Loved the book!!! Never give your heart to someone you know is not ready to give you their all. Loved the book!!!”

5 Stars ~ “I absolutely loved this book and story. It caught my attention from the blurb and definitely hooked me right into the story once I started reading. I couldn’t find anything wrong with this book or story at all, that’s how much I enjoyed reading this book.”

5 Stars ~ “There were parts that made me laugh out loud. The ending was the happily ever after that they both wanted. I really enjoyed this book.”

5 Stars ~ “Love all books from Cindy this was my favorite. Really enjoyed the characters and story line. Also loved the cover of the book.”

Thank you! I love the book cover, too.

Quick Links:




Google Play


Amazon Canada

Amazon UK

Amazon Down Under!

Or check out the cover, blurb, and read an excerpt here.

I have to say, now that I have cracked the Faithful Forty, I’m looking forward to reaching the Fab Fifty. If you love sassy romance, won’t you join me on my journey?

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I hope to see you there!

It’s Release Day for Getting Over Brett!

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

You guys, I am thrilled to share that Getting Over Brett is now available on all major eBook retailer sites as well as in print from Barnes and Noble and Amazon! The book has over 50 reviews already on Amazon. That’s the most reviews I’ve ever had on release day. Thank you, readers!

I’ve been sharing the cover a lot lately on my blog, but just in case you’ve missed it…

Getting Over Brett releases April 3rd!

Quick Links:





Google Play

Amazon CA

Amazon UK

Amazon Aus

If you read the book and like it, reviews on your retailer site of choice are very much appreciated!

By the way, did you know you can follow me on BookBub and/or Amazon to get notifications of new releases? Just visit your site of choice and make sure to click the Follow button.

Or sign up for my newsletter! Updates go out once or twice a month (sometimes every other month), unless something super exciting is happening (like free excerpts on upcoming book releases, special sales or announcements). Then there might be 3 emails in a month, but that’s unusual.

Getting Over Brett Print Edition is Popping up in Cyberspace!

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

GETTING OVER BRETT, releasing in eBook April 3rd, is already available in print from Amazon and Barnes and Noble!

Canadians, the book is showing on Amazon Canada, but don’t buy it yet. An Amazon-Canada edition is coming, and it’ll be cheaper than the print edition from third party sellers currently showing on Amazon Canada. It makes no difference to me as an author, royalty-wise, if you order your print copies from Amazon Canada or a third-party distributor. I’ll still earn the same amount. The difference hits your pocketbook and earns money for the third-party distributor. Fellow Canucks, have no fear, I’ll post the link to the best-value-for-your-Canuck-buck print version of GETTING OVER BRETT as soon as I have it.

Also, here a couple of early reader reviews:

From a reader in Texas:

He was her brother’s best friend, her childhood crush and her first time lover, but he crushed not only her heart, but also her spirit. None other has ever measured up, but she so wanted her happy ever after. Then after those four agonizing years there he was standing in her living room expecting to stay in the spare room for a month! The author has written a clever, sassy, sweet, cute, and surprisingly deep story about childhood longings and major disappointments. I enjoyed every minute spent reading this book and give no spoilers. I voluntarily reviewed an advance copy. Most highly recommend.

And a reader in the Pacific Northwest!

Tori + Brett forever says it all. Tori & Brett were so enjoyable as they struggled to define their relationship. Their humor and banter made the story that more enjoyable. Living in the Pacific Northwest makes this more fun to read and relate to. Will continue to enjoy these great books.

Only three weeks to release day! Sign up for my newsletter to get excerpts over the next couple of weeks and also a New Release Alert when the eBook comes out!


I’ll post more info as it comes!

Heat Up Your New Year!

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

My buddy, my pal, my lifelong friend, Kate St. James, has a new release! The second edition of A LITTLE WILD, a super-steamy sinsational romance previously published by the now-defunct Samhain Publishing, has been updated and revised for indie re-issue just in time for the new year. The book is in Kindle Unlimited at the moment, so if you have KU, you can read A LITTLE WILD for free.

Check it out!

She wants a little. She’s gonna get a lot.

Tess Sheridan works her tail off hoping to make partner at a prestigious law firm. The hitch? She hasn’t sizzled the sheets with a hot hunk of a man in over a year. Bedroom romps can lead to love, and she can’t afford the distraction. Infusing sensual oomph into her life must come later. Much later.

Then Tess’s best friend dares her to put her fantasies to the test with a gorgeous stranger. Can Tess pamper her inner wild woman and keep her heart in check without risking her career goals?

Bad boy Zach Halliday realizes it’s time to stand on his own outside the family fortune. When it comes to his personal life, though, he’s all about taking pleasure to the max. Like making the most of a steamy encounter with the beautiful strawberry blonde he met in a bar. Oh, yeah.

Discovering she’s the lawyer for his new business has Zach reconsidering…everything. Tess is such a fascinating combination of buttoned-down legal eagle and softhearted woman that he’s swept away. Can he convince her there’s more between their sheets than a little wild action?


Amazon Canada

Amazon UK

Amazon Australia

International? Search your store for “A Little Wild by Kate St. James.”

Easy Last Minute Gifts

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Visit Slingwords for easy last-minute Christmas gifts! Easy to buy, easy to give!

Thank you Joan Reeves for putting it all together!

Listify Life – The Books I’d Want to Live in for Awhile…

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

It’s Week 2 of the #ListifyLife Spring Challenge! I am posting every Tuesday.

The topic this week? The Books I’d Want to Live in for Awhile… My picks, in no particular order but with some degree of rationalization, are:


When I thought about this topic, I decided to go with the books that most enthralled or otherwise inspired me as a child. The ones I identified with. I didn’t read Gone with the Wind until I was 21 or so, but I chose it as my most “adult” book, because I’d love to stand near Scarlett O’Hara and whack her on the head every once in a while. But I’m getting ahead of my nominations…

My list is missing Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Nice Fat Policeman. I (well, my older sister but I stole them) had 5 or 6 in the Raggedy Ann and Andy series, but the one starring the Nice Fat Policeman really piqued my interest. Who doesn’t want to live the life of a rag doll? I had my own Raggedy Ann and Andy, and I remember declaring to my dad that I would name a kid Andy, which turned out to be his middle name (Andrew). Years later, I actually DID name my first son Andrew, after my dh’s brother, Andy, who passed away at 25 from an asthma attack. But we didn’t actually call our son Andy, because that was Andy’s name. His legal name is Andrew, though.

Hmm, why isn’t Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Nice Fat Policeman on my list then? Quite simply, I ran out of space in the cute graphic box. This is the book I also read to my grade one class, so it stuck in my memory.

Back to my nominations:

  • Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. This one is simple. I’m Canadian, and so is Anne. Anne is a little quirky and odd and has great friends and great adventures. Plus, I’ve never visited Prince Edward Island. Living in Anne of Green Gables for awhile would give me that chance.
  • Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne. Hmm, I seem to have a penchant for stuffed animal stories, but, honestly, stuffed animals come to life? I’m there! Not scary like Chucky. Being a Wednesday’s Child, I always identified with Eeyore, although others might classify me more like a Tigger. But really I want to steal Winnie the Pooh’s honey while he’s stuck in that hole.
  • On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I could have chosen any of the LIW books for this “living in awhile” list, but I didn’t really want to be caught in a long, cold winter and On the Banks of Plum Creek left a lasting impression on me as an 8-year-old finally realizing  actual people actually wrote actual books. That writing books was actually something an actual person might actually get to do some day. This blew me away! I learned to read peeking over my older sister’s shoulder when she was in grade 1 (we didn’t have kindergarten or more than 2 TV channels, and the family lore goes that perhaps I was bored – or a genius; the jury is still out). I was 4, maybe closer to 5 because it would have been in the fall. I learned to read via Dr. Seuss and likely my sister’s grade 1 readers, but our grade 3 teacher read us the LIW books every day. Laura had dark hair and always had to wear pink, like me (honestly, my mother!!) whereas Laura’s sister had blond hair and got to wear blue (like my sister – Mom!!!). Laura had an adventurous life, and she got to live in a sod sorta house in this book. This greatly appealed to my imagination, because until the age of 5 I grew up in a tiny farming community where 95% of the residents were related to each other (but not intermarried – we had scruples), and my grandparents were pioneers. Laura’s dad was a pioneer. One + one = Budding Writer whose first attempt at a novel was a grade three project, a little paper pamphlet book I called “On the Shores of Mable Lake.”
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. I doubt this one needs an explanation. I mean, come on, a wardrobe with a magical passage to another world where you get to ride a huge lion? The wardrobe itself is reason enough. I spent an inordinate amount of time as a child trying to figure out what a furniture “wardrobe” was.
  • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. I had some hesitation choosing GWTW because although it’s one of my favorite character reads, it’s set during the U.S. Civil War, which feels like an odd era to want to “live in for awhile.” As a Canadian growing up in a not-very-diversified period of time, GWTW captured my imagination and enthralled my emotions. I wanted to know the characters, to whack them on the head if necessary, to see what it was like to sew a dress from curtains, to learn the history of our neighbors to the south, to find out what grits really tasted like. In other words, the world of GWTW was as different and foreign to me as The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. I didn’t identify with Scarlett, but she was spoiled and headstrong and fascinating to explore through Margaret Mitchell’s writing….

What books would you choose to Live in for Awhile?

Spotlight on Kate St. James and TEASE Sizzling Romps

Monday, February 9th, 2015

My writing pal, Kate St. James, has joined the self-publishing ranks with her series of erotica short stories and short novellas, TEASE Sizzling Romps, set in Vancouver, B.C.

Today Sugar Rush, Story 2 of the series, released from Amazon, and Tea for Three, Story 1 (originally published with Ellora’s Cave) has been available since the end of December.

Right now, Sugar Rush is only 99 Cents for a limited time and Tea for Three is FREE today and tomorrow, February 9th and 10th!

Just a note, these are sizzling hot stories, so if reading about super-hot erotic encounters between consenting adults offends you, it might be best NOT to download or purchase Kate’s stuff. If, on the other hand, you love naughty tales, have at ‘er!

Tea for Three – FREE Today and Tomorrow! (Always Free for Kindle Unlimited Subscribers)


It’s gonna get steamy!

Uninhibited tea shop manager Layla Aziz adores her scorching hot relationship with blond and buff construction worker Gil Cuthbert. Her worry is that over the years she’s slept with countless dudes who tickled her libido. Now, can she go the distance with one guy?

Then Gil surprises Layla by arranging a ménage with his best friend, dark and serious Hunter Cole. Gil, it seems, will do anything to keep Layla satisfied. That includes sharing her with ultra-sexy Hunter again and again—not only for a passion-filled night, but for many more to come.

As long as Gil is in charge of her sensual needs…sign her up!


Sugar Rush – 99 Cents for a Limited Time! (Free for Kindle Unlimited Subscribers):


Her sweetest addiction…is him.

Tea barista Siri Jorgensen believes in monogamy—until she discovers her ex is a cheat. What bothers her most is she tolerated his lackluster moves in bed. Never again! From now on, if a guy doesn’t satisfy her craving for extra-sweet, extra-hot loving right away, he’s out the door.

Enter Caribbean-born architect Lucas Haines, the star of her wildest fantasies. With Lucas, Siri yearns to scorch the sheets—the armchair, the counter. She isn’t picky. For one incredible night, he more than satisfies her lusty addictions.

But when he wants dozens of replays, can she resist?


A Little Q&A with Kate:

Me: Congratulations on the release of Sugar Rush and Tea for Three, Kate! Can you tell us a little about the series?

Kate: Thank you, Cindy, and thanks for having me on your blog! Tea for Three introduces Layla Aziz, Siri Jorgensen, and Grace Delgado, each of whom appears or is mentioned in Tea for Three, Sugar Rush, and Grace’s eventual story, Sweeter than Cream. Each story focuses on its heroine’s sexual adventures–along with some emotional surprises along the way. So there’s some girlfriend bonding and dishing, but these stories, ranging in length from 10,000 to 15,000 words, are focused on the women’s physical relationships and sexual journeys.

Me: Tea for Three is a menage story, right?

Kate: Yes, my first menage story. Before Tea for Three, which is decidedly erotica, I wrote erotic romance, three novellas and a single title romance (information on these can be found on my website) from both the hero and heroine’s points of view. However, Tea for Three and the other TEASE Sizzling Romps stories are all/will be told solely from the heroine’s point of view.

Me: In Tea for Three, Layla is already in a relationship with Gil when he introduces her to Hunter, and in Sugar Rush Siri meets Lucas during what she thinks will be a one-night stand, but Grace is already married in Tea for Three. What do you have planned for her?

Kate: Grace is married to a hot Argentine tango instructor, Nico Delgado. The reader gets little peeks into their relationship in Tea for Three and Sugar Rush, but Sweeter than Cream will focus on Grace and Nico’s marital adventures.

Me: Such as…?

Kate: Well, let’s just say their first anniversary is rapidly approaching and Grace is busy brainstorming erotic ideas to enhance their special day. But Nico is going to get more than he bargained for. Just because you’re married doesn’t mean sex has to be boring!

Me: Oh, sure, don’t answer my question! Do you have excerpts for Tea for Three and Sugar Rush?

Kate: Yes, on my website. Just scroll down on the Tea for Three page and the Sugar Rush page, and you’ll see excerpts for both stories.

Me: Great. How can readers find out more about your books or keep tabs on the development of Grace’s story?

Kate: I don’t have a blog (so thanks again for having me), but readers can keep up to date with me on Facebook or Twitter, and I have a newsletter called Kate St. James’s New Release Alert that I only put out when I have a new release or other important news to share. Signing up for the newsletter is the best way for readers to ensure that they hear my news.

Me: I think I’m on that newsletter list! So, Kate, will TEASE Sizzling Romps feature just the three stories we’ve discussed here or do you have anything else in the works?

Kate: Originally, I conceived of TEASE Sizzling Romps as three stories, but as I wrote Sugar Rush, I discovered a new couple and a new heroine who might want her own story, which would become the fourth story of the series. However, I’ve also had readers request more of Layla, Gil and Hunter (Tea for Three). That’s the wonderful thing about indie publishing. I have a lot of choices, and I have a lot of control. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve enjoyed working with my various publishers over the years, but the TEASE Sizzling Romps series has the potential to go in different directions and indie publishing allows me a lot of leeway as to how I proceed. Will I write a second Layla, Gil and Hunter story following Sweeter than Cream? Or will I write a fourth heroine’s story? There are so many options. I really don’t want to box myself in. Sweeter than Cream will come next. That’s what I know for now. 🙂

Me: What about a cover for Sweeter than Cream?

Kate: There’s a small version of the Sweeter than Cream cover on the Coming page of my website. All three covers were designed by Kim Killion of The Killion Group. We did a lot of brainstorming to come up with the series concept, and I love it!

Me: They are gorgeous covers! Thanks for dropping by the blog, Kate. I’ll end with your contact information.

Kate: Thanks for having me!


Tea for Three on Amazon

Sugar Rush on Amazon

Kate’s website

Subscribe to Kate’s New Release Alert Newsletter

Kate on Twitter

Kate on Facebook

Acting Balanced Interview

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

I have an interview over at Acting Balanced today. Check it out!

Tuesday Deals: Free and 99 Cent Romance Ebooks

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Welcome back to Tuesday Deals! This week I’m featuring romantic suspense and historical romance novels, a perma-free erotic romance short novella, and a three-author sports-themed contemporary romance boxed set. All the novels and the boxed set are are available for a limited time for 99 cents. Happy downloading, and remember to double-check the prices at your favorite e-tailer before you buy.

*Also please note, for those who shop at, the prices don’t translate exactly. A book on sale on for 99 cents might be .98 cents at or $1.01, depending on the exchange rate at the time.

RachelGrantWe begin with CONCRETE EVIDENCE by Rachel Grant, a 100,00-word romantic suspense available for only 99 cents until around mid-August on Amazon, Amazon Canada, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple iTunes and Smashwords. CONCRETE EVIDENCE is regularly priced at $3.99.

A year ago she lost everything. Now she wants revenge…

Accused of stealing artifacts from a five-hundred-year-old shipwreck, underwater archaeologist Erica Kesling is determined to clear her name. She’s concealed her past and taken a job certain to give her access to the buyer of the missing antiquities. She’s finally closing in on her goal when she’s distracted by a sexy, charismatic intern who makes her want something other than revenge.

But Lee Scott is no intern. He’s looking for the lead conspirator in an international artifact smuggling scheme, and Erica is his prime suspect. He’ll do whatever it takes to win her trust and get her to reveal her secrets, even seduce her.

As Erica and Lee struggle to conceal their real agendas, the one thing they can’t hide is the attraction that burns hot between them. When Erica’s quest puts her life in jeopardy, Lee must choose between old loyalties and a woman he never expected to fall for.

Available for a limited time for $.99 on AmazonAmazon Canada, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple iTunes and Smashwords!


LindaBarlowNext, Linda Barlow’s historical romance, FIRES OF DESTINY, regularly priced at $4.99, is on sale for 99 cents from August 5th – 11th at Amazon, Amazon Canada, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo.

*As it’s the 6th, FIRES OF DESTINY should be on sale. But remember to double-check before buying.

Alix Douglas and Roger Trevor loved each other as children. But Roger’s ten-year odyssey as a mercenary and seafarer has transformed him into an enigmatic stranger, haunted by his past and entangled in a lethal web of intrigue and deception.

Instantly drawn by the dark and dangerous ex-pirate, Alix hopes he will approve their fathers’ plan to unite his estates with hers. But Roger wants her on his own terms, which do not include marriage.

Dangerous to know…

When Alix becomes lady-in-waiting to the Catholic Queen Mary Tudor and Roger sides with the persecuted heretics, the two lovers must confront each other as enemies at a treacherous court where no one is quite what they seem.

Torn between a heart that yearns to trust Roger and a head that fears him capable of murder and treason, Alix fights a forbidden love that threatens to rip her away from family, friends, queen and country and plunge her into mortal danger.

New, revised edition of a classic, award-winning romance.

When the original version of this historical romance was originally published in 1986, Linda Barlow received the Romantic Times award as New Historical Romance Author of the Year. Fires of Destiny was also a finalist for the Rita Award from Romance Writers of America.

On sale for 99 cents until August 11th at Amazon, Amazon Canada, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo.


ShoshannaEversShoshanna Evers’s short novella, TASTE OF CANDY, also previously published, is now permanently FREE at Amazon, Amazon Canada, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and Smashwords!

Candace “Candy” Bryce can’t believe her good luck when she wins a dinner date with Dave Roads, the lead singer of a hot new rock band. Not only is Dave a veritable rock star, he’s drop dead gorgeous—and he’s taking it as a personal challenge to be the first man to give Candy an orgasm.

Dave discovers that all Candy needs to come is some ties, some toys, and his merciless desire to discover exactly what Candy tastes like…

Perma-FREE at Amazon,, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and Smashwords.


PlayHard-RIR-coverRounding up, V.K. Sykes, Juliana Stone, and Jennifer Lyon have teamed up to offer three full-length, sexy sports romances in their boxed set, PLAY HARD. Regularly priced $3.99, PLAY HARD is now only $.99 until the end of August at Amazon, Amazon Canada, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and iTunes.

FASTBALL, by V.K. Sykes: Book one in the USA Today Bestselling series, The Philadelphia Patriots.

Baseball reporter Maddie Leclair has spent years chasing her dream job—covering the Philadelphia Patriots major league baseball team. But in order to make it to the top tier of sports reporting, she needs to score an interview with the most private and elusive athlete in baseball, Patriots’ superstar Jake Miller.

On the rebound from a devastating injury, the last thing Jake needs is a pushy female reporter distracting him. But one look at Maddie and he finds himself trying for a different kind of play, one that involves bedrooms and not baseball stats. Sleeping together could damage both their careers, and Maddie is all about saying no. But when it comes to the game of love, Jake is playing to win.

OFFSIDE, by Juliana Stone: Book one in The Barker Triplets trilogy.

When hockey phenom Billie-Jo Barker returns home and decides to play in the local Friday night hockey league, all hell breaks loose. Not because Billie’s talent is in question, but because Billie is a woman. And though these are modern times, some of the local guys still have a problem letting a girl into their ‘men’s club.’

Soon, Billie is at the center of a small town battle of the sexes, with everyone choosing sides. Her sisters. The townsfolk. Her friends. And yet, the only person whose opinion she cares about doesn’t seem to care much at all. Logan Forest, the man who broke her heart when she was eighteen and the man she now shares the bench with every Friday night.

She’s got a lot to prove and though Billie Jo Barker scores on the ice, will this girl ever score with the man of her dreams?

THE PROPOSITION, by Jennifer Lyon: The Proposition is book one of three in The Plus One Chronicles Trilogy.

Rich, sexy and volatile, Sloane Michaels has a dark agenda that keeps his heart on ice. His extreme wealth gives him the control he craves and his skills as an ex UFC fighter the tools he’ll need to extract his ultimate revenge. But when the woman he never believed he’d see again crosses his path, Sloane is caught between the vengeance he needs and a sexual conquest he craves.

Kat Thayne has been in survival mode for six years, hiding behind the sweet creations for her bakery. But when a random carjacking brings her face-to-face with her darkest fears and hottest fantasy, Kat is forced out of hiding and offered a dangerously passionate proposition. One she knows she isn’t strong enough to refuse.

PLAY HARD, available until the end of August for 99 cents at AmazonCanadian Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and iTunes!

Tuesday Deals: Free and 99 Cent Ebooks!

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Time for another Tuesday Deals! This week I’m featuring a YA on sale for 99 cents, a sweet historical romance, and two perma-free ebooks!

Please remember to double-check the pricing at your e-retailer of choice before downloading or purchasing. If you click a link to Amazon Canada, a book on sale at the American site for 99 cents won’t necessarily be 99 cents at It might be .98 or $1.01, depending on the exchange rate at the time. I don’t list other Amazon sites or the post would get too long, but if the book is on sale or free at a main venue, check your country’s e-store to see if you can get it free or for the equivalent of $.99 USD there!


First up is BRACED TO BITE, Serena Robar’s first book in her funny vampire YA series. Regularly priced at $3.99, BRACED TO BITE is only 99 cents until July 31st. Today’s July 30th, so get it while it’s $.99! Available on Amazon, Amazon Canada, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and Smashwords.

Colby Blanchard had it all…

Head cheerleader. Popular friends. Hottest date and a no-brainer for Homecoming Court. Colby’s got a nearly-perfect life – ask anybody.

… until she gets bit.

Some random vamp gets his fangs into her, and suddenly everything’s different. She’s different. To make matters worse, she’s only a half-blood vampire, not a full one. Now, instead of Homecoming Queen who rules the school, she’s a mongrel of the vampire community – and they’re giving her just one week to justify her existence, or they’ll “relieve her of her undead status”. She gets the feeling that doesn’t mean just kicking her out of their clique.

And she thought getting into college was going to be her biggest problem.

With the clock ticking, Colby has to prove herself by finding the Rogue Vampire who tried to turn her. Colby discovers some hidden strengths, and some unlikely allies – including Thomas, a Vampire Investigator who would be really hot if he weren’t the guy most likely to kill her when her number’s up. As she digs she uncovers a conspiracy, and is offered a deal: her life, or the lives of all the half-blood vampires.

Does she cut the deal, to get back all she lost? Or does she stand for the mongrels she’s accidentally joined?

$.99 until July 31st at Amazon,, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Smashwords!



Next, Becky Barker’s permanently free contemporary western romance novel, HANCHART LAND, previously priced at $3.99. Find it at Amazon,, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Smashwords.

Luke Hanchart proposed a marriage-of-convenience to Susan, his cousin’s widow, to protect his family’s ranch. Little did he know that saying “I do,” would open the door to a tempestuous future. Now nothing stood in the way of a passion that had smoldered between them. As they sealed their union with a kiss, a spark ignited and began to burn.

Perma-free at Amazon, Amazon Canada, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Smashwords.


DonnaCummingsAnother freebie, the contemporary romance novella, SUMMER LOVIN’, by Donna Cummings. Find it at Amazon, Canadian Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes. Check out UK Amazon, too!

Everyone should have at least one wild fling on their resume. Mia volunteers to dog-sit for two weeks, giving her a chance to figure out the next step in her life, and career. She discovers it’s not easy chasing after a puppy with a shoe fetish, but there’s a reward for all her troubles: the hunky guy next door. Luke is a workaholic forced to take two weeks’ vacation, and at first he’s sure the downtime might kill him. But then he gets to know his temporary neighbor. She’s sexy and fun, and all of a sudden, two weeks isn’t nearly enough time.

FREE at Amazon, Canadian Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes.


MarieHigginsWrapping up, Marie Higgins’s sweet historical romance novel, TAKE MY HEART, regularly priced at $3.99 is now $.99 until August 22nd on Amazon. Also check

Mercedes Maxwell is devastated when her twin sister is driven to take her own life by none other than her husband, William Braxton. Determined to make her brother-in-law pay for the injustice, Mercedes travels to Philadelphia to find him. She is shocked to find that William is unaware of his wife’s death, and when Mercedes is mistaken for her sister, she decides to pose as her twin to glean some answers. Mercedes embarks on an adventure she never dreamed of in hopes of bringing justice to her sister. Instead of justice, Mercedes uncovers a plethora of secrets and mystery. As she works to unravel the mystery and discover who she can trust, Mercedes finds that all is not as it seems, and that William Braxton may be the one man she can trust.

99 cents for a limited time on Amazon and!

More Tuesday Deals next week!